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Thrifting

Thrifting

-Author Elisa

One month into Slow Fashion Season and I’m struggling. There’s sale everywhere and the new collection is in stores already. I miss the hunt for the perfect piece! Usually, I love to spend hours looking on websites and in stores for the thing I had in mind. I miss the feeling of victory after finally finding it, and the excitement of wearing it and combining it with other pieces in my (way too large) wardrobe.

I complained to a friend about missing the hunt and she invited me to come along to a thrift store. She’s an avid...


Slow Fashion Summer

Slow Fashion Summer

- Author Elisa Keur

If you’re a regular reader of my blogs, by now, you are well aware that the fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Its water consumption equals 32 million Olympic size swimming pools per year and its CO2 emissions count for 8% of global greenhouse emissions. Numbers like that make you feel guilty for shopping!

If 10.000 people would buy no new clothes for three months, we will save up to 360 million liters of water and...


Renting at Spinning Closet

Renting at Spinning Closet

- Author Elisa Keur

Are you, like me, too poor to buy designer clothes? Spinning Closet is our salvation!

Spinning Closet is an initiative from Ceyla Ruypers and Lilia Planyjan. It’s a new platform that specializes in rental designer fashion. Now everyone can wear designer without spending €1000 on an outfit!

But Spinning Closet is about more than just wearing fancy dresses. It’s about a circular wardrobe; using instead of owning. How often have you spent a lot...


Slow Fashion

Slow Fashion

Author Elisa Keur

Hello again!

Today, I’m taking you to the world of slow and ethical fashion. If you’ve read my previous blog, you now know that fast fashion is produced without regard for the production workers (mostly women in third world countries) and the environment (all those chemicals and excessive water use!), and only adds to the trash pile (clothes that aren’t sold have to go somewhere, right?). The unsold items that are not thrown away, are simply burned, and that’s a massive waste of resources.

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Fast Fashion

Fast Fashion

Lately, there has been a lot of fuzz about fast fashion and its devastating impact on the environment. But what constitutes as fast fashion, why is it such a problem, and what can we do to diminish its impact? 

What is fast fashion, you ask? Fast fashion constitutes cheap clothes or shoes of low quality, with a high turnover rate. Nowadays, you can shop new items at H&M, Zara or Primark every day. Buy now or cry forever, because tomorrow it’s gone. New trends emerge every other week or month, instead of every other season or year. 

Fast fashion...